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Salvageable

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One week into the 2014 season and all of football thinks we’ve had an unsalvageable and epic meltdown. After one sad home outing we have dropped to the very bottom of the NFL rankings. Yes, the second half of last week’s game was a sad site, but I still think writing off the entire 2014 season is an overreaction. Even with Chris Long out for a couple months our defense should be fine. We have a solid defensive coordinator and a veteran replacement for Long in William Hayes. We need to give some serious attention to our offense, but if people play up to expectations (not above expectations), good things can still happen.

So what do you do when you think the guy leading your team could wind up coaching high school football in a couple years? You run the ball. That’s what you do… but can the Rams do that?

RAMS RB DEPTH CHART

Zac Stacy – #11 ranked RB in NFL, accumulated over 1,000 all purpose yards and 7 TDs in 2013

Benny Cunningham – ranked NFL RB, 2nd year pro, Senior year at Middle-Tennessee State averaged 19.4 carries, 120 yards, and an outstanding 2.2 touchdowns per game, finishing with 6.2 yards per carry

Tre Mason – Rookie RB sensation out of Auburn

Chase Reynolds – power house running back out of Montana, has yet to have an impact in the NFL

Trey Watts – Rookie RB sensation out of Tulsa

 We have mostly unproven, but high caliber running backs. With a competent effort from our offensive line, they could do some damage. The key word here is ‘competent’. We have skilled and highly paid guys on the o-line (Wells, Saffold, Barksdale, Robinson…). Year after year our o-line is either injury prone or they under perform. It has to stop. This is the NFL. Every single guy on the roster is the cream of the crop; the best athletes in the world. They and the coaches have got to decide to win. It’s as ‘simple’ as that.

This season is salvageable Rams fan. I’m not going to make any fantastic claims, but things can pick up (nowhere to go but up lol). Rams coaches and players; let’s make it happen. Go Rams!!!


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